“Treasure is Everywhere, if you know what to look for!” This saying has been repeated thousands of times by me when giving lectures, presentations and speeches across the country. “Even some of the smallest and more obscure of items you come across could be valuable treasure find” is another one of the points I try to get across to audiences. Just because you found it at a flea market, garage sale or even in your great grandmothers attic, does not mean it could not possibly be wildly valuable treasure. When most people dream of treasure they think one must go out a dig it up after years of research and tons on dead-end clues, but that it not true. Sometimes, it is the armchair treasure hunter and history legend lover that comes across rare treasures as part of their daily lives.
This treasure is less than the size of your favorite Starbucks muffin, yet it was found to be worth over $30 million dollars!
Here is the skinny on the story. A mild mannered mid-west fellow has this trinket in his possession. He knew it to be made of gold and he desperately needed some cash. Quick cash! So he decided to take the trinket to his local gold scrapper. The gold scrapper bought the golden trinket for $14,000 and he (the scrapper) was hoping in turn to melt and make himself a quick $500 on the purchase.
But thankfully the scrapper decided to do a quick Google search on an “egg made of gold” and to his surprise the golden egg was his and worth $33 million dollars! Read the full story and all the fact by clicking the text link below:
(CNN) — A $14,000 jumble sale find turned into millions of dollars for a man who’d been thwarted in his attempts to turn a quick profit by selling the tiny ornament to scrap metal dealers.
The man, who hails from the Midwest but wishes to remain anonymous, had been left financially stretched after he apparently overestimated what the tiny golden egg would be worth once melted down. He’d been hoping to make $500.
In a fit of desperation one night last year, he typed “egg” and the name engraved on the clock it contained — “Vacheron Constantin” — into Google.
His search brought up a 2011 article in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper describing a “frantic search” for the object: the Third Imperial Easter Egg, made by Faberge for the Russian royal family and estimated to be worth 20 million pounds ($33 million).